Activity Directing Certificate Overview

This certificate meets the training required by Ohio Board of Health to lead an activities department  in long-term care facilities. Overall, the certificate consists of 6 credit hours, so 90 hours of course work such as textbook readings and online assignments and 90 hours of an activity practicum placement to gain real-work experience.

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Career Opportunities

The US Bureau Labor Statistics expects an increase by 7% from 2018-2028. Among the factors cited for this anticipated increase are the growing number of elderly citizens and expanding federal funding for children with disabilities. Individuals who are experienced with certain populations may have better opportunities.

Q & A

  1. Why is activity directing important?

Activities directing, especially in senior living facilities, is an excellent way to promote social and emotional engagement that aims to promote the well-being among the served population.

  1. What is activity directing?

Activity directing involves creating activities centered around recreation including crafts, music, games, arts, and/or sports to engage individuals to engage an active social life.

Program Highlights

  • This certificate meets the training required by Ohio Board of Health to lead an activities department in long-term care facilities.
  • The certificate consists of 6 credit hours, so 90 hours of course work such as textbook readings and online assignments and 90 hours of an activity practicum placement to gain real-work experience.
  • Rhodes is the only college in area to offer the 90 hour basic training.

Selling Points

  1. Recreation workers (which includes activity directors) is a growing field. It is projected to grow 16% by 2030! (Bureau of Labor Statistics 2021)
  2. The range typically falls between $41,176 and $62,646. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on the city and many other important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. (Salary.com)

Real World Experience

Activity Practicum placement

Student Success Navigator

Heather Seddelmeyer

Student Success Navigator
seddelmeyer.h@rhodesstate.edu
(419) 204-9857